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Gujarat HC pulls up government for stray cattle menace, demands prompt action

  • CM orders setting up of free facilities for cattle


Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court came down heavily on the state government for inaction in dealing with stray cattle menace.

The court warned of a strict order if the government failed to take action by evening and observed that no person should lose his or her life due to stray cattle.

Earlier, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation passed the buck on to the state government, arguing that the cattle menace had reached its peak following state government notification in view of the lumpy skin disease, prohibiting movement of cattle. The civic body stated that it was unable to control the stray cattle menace owing to the order.

The court ordered the state government to take strict action by 4 pm, failing which it would issue strict orders.


CM swings into action, orders setting up of free cattle compounds

Following the HC rap, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel ordered setting up of ‘dhorwada’ (cattle compounds) in all eight municipal corporations and 56 municipality areas. These facilities, for needy cattle rearers, will have all required facilities. Transportation cost will also be offered to them to access such facilities.

Minister Jitu Vaghani shared that Rs 10 crore allocation had been made for the purpose, which could be increased if required.

Alongside, CM Patel has also ordered the concerned departments to begin advance planning to undertake repair of damaged roads in the state immediately after monsoon.






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